The telemetry module sends anonymous data about the cluster back to the Ceph developers to help understand how Ceph is used and what problems users may be experiencing.
This data is visualized on public dashboards that allow the community to quickly see summary statistics on how many clusters are reporting, their total capacity and OSD count, and version distribution trends.
The telemetry report is broken down into several "channels", each with a different type of information. Assuming telemetry has been enabled, individual channels can be turned on and off. (If telemetry is off, the per-channel setting has no effect.)
basic (default: on): Basic information about the cluster
capacity of the cluster
number of monitors, managers, OSDs, MDSs, object gateways, or other daemons
software version currently being used
number and types of RADOS pools and CephFS file systems
names of configuration options that have been changed from their default (but not their values)
crash (default: on): Information about daemon crashes, including
type of daemon
version of the daemon
operating system (OS distribution, kernel version)
stack trace identifying where in the Ceph code the crash occurred
device (default: on): Information about device metrics, including
anonymized SMART metrics
ident (default: off): User-provided identifying information about the cluster
contact email address
perf (default: off): Various performance metrics of a cluster, which can be used to
reveal overall cluster health
identify workload patterns
troubleshoot issues with latency, throttling, memory management, etc.
monitor cluster performance by daemon
The data being reported does not contain any sensitive data like pool names, object names, object contents, hostnames, or device serial numbers.
It contains counters and statistics on how the cluster has been deployed, the version of Ceph, the distribution of the hosts and other parameters which help the project to gain a better understanding of the way Ceph is used.
Data is sent secured to https://telemetry.ceph.com.
Individual channels can be enabled or disabled with:
ceph telemetry enable channel basic ceph telemetry enable channel crash ceph telemetry enable channel device ceph telemetry enable channel ident ceph telemetry enable channel perf ceph telemetry disable channel basic ceph telemetry disable channel crash ceph telemetry disable channel device ceph telemetry disable channel ident ceph telemetry disable channel perf
Multiple channels can be enabled or disabled with:
ceph telemetry enable channel basic crash device ident perf ceph telemetry disable channel basic crash device ident perf
Channels can be enabled or disabled all at once with:
ceph telemetry enable channel all ceph telemetry disable channel all
Please note that telemetry should be on for these commands to take effect.
List all channels with:
ceph telemetry channel ls NAME ENABLED DEFAULT DESC basic ON ON Share basic cluster information (size, version) crash ON ON Share metadata about Ceph daemon crashes (version, stack straces, etc) device ON ON Share device health metrics (e.g., SMART data, minus potentially identifying info like serial numbers) ident OFF OFF Share a user-provided description and/or contact email for the cluster perf ON OFF Share various performance metrics of a cluster
To allow the telemetry module to start sharing data:
ceph telemetry on
Please note: Telemetry data is licensed under the Community Data License Agreement - Sharing - Version 1.0 (https://cdla.io/sharing-1-0/). Hence, telemetry module can be enabled only after you add '--license sharing-1-0' to the 'ceph telemetry on' command. Once telemetry is on, please consider enabling channels which are off by default, such as the 'perf' channel. 'ceph telemetry on' output will list the exact command to enable these channels.
Telemetry can be disabled at any time with:
ceph telemetry off
You can look at what data is reported at any time with the command:
ceph telemetry show
If telemetry is off, you can preview a sample report with:
ceph telemetry preview
Generating a sample report might take a few moments in big clusters (clusters with hundreds of OSDs or more).
To protect your privacy, device reports are generated separately, and data such as hostname and device serial number is anonymized. The device telemetry is sent to a different endpoint and does not associate the device data with a particular cluster. To see a preview of the device report use the command:
ceph telemetry show-device
If telemetry is off, you can preview a sample device report with:
ceph telemetry preview-device
Please note: In order to generate the device report we use Smartmontools version 7.0 and up, which supports JSON output. If you have any concerns about privacy with regard to the information included in this report, please contact the Ceph developers.
In case you prefer to have a single output of both reports, and telemetry is on, use:
ceph telemetry show-all
If you would like to view a single output of both reports, and telemetry is off, use:
ceph telemetry preview-all
Sample report by channel
When telemetry is on you can see what data is reported by channel with:
ceph telemetry show <channel_name>
Please note: If telemetry is on, and <channel_name> is disabled, the command above will output a sample report by that channel, according to the collections the user is enrolled to. However this data is not reported, since the channel is disabled.
If telemetry is off you can preview a sample report by channel with:
ceph telemetry preview <channel_name>
Collections represent different aspects of data that we collect within a channel.
List all collections with:
ceph telemetry collection ls NAME STATUS DESC basic_base REPORTING Basic information about the cluster (capacity, number and type of daemons, version, etc.) basic_mds_metadata NOT REPORTING: NOT OPTED-IN MDS metadata basic_pool_usage NOT REPORTING: NOT OPTED-IN Default pool application and usage statistics basic_usage_by_class NOT REPORTING: NOT OPTED-IN Default device class usage statistics crash_base REPORTING Information about daemon crashes (daemon type and version, backtrace, etc.) device_base REPORTING Information about device health metrics ident_base NOT REPORTING: CHANNEL ident IS OFF User-provided identifying information about the cluster perf_perf NOT REPORTING: NOT OPTED-IN, CHANNEL perf IS OFF Information about performance counters of the cluster
NAME: Collection name; prefix indicates the channel the collection belongs to.
STATUS: Indicates whether the collection metrics are reported; this is determined by the status (enabled / disabled) of the channel the collection belongs to, along with the enrollment status of the collection (whether the user is opted-in to this collection).
DESC: General description of the collection.
See the diff between the collections you are enrolled to, and the new, available collections with:
ceph telemetry diff
Enroll to the most recent collections with:
ceph telemetry on
Then enable new channels that are off with:
ceph telemetry enable channel <channel_name>
The module compiles and sends a new report every 24 hours by default. You can adjust this interval with:
ceph config set mgr mgr/telemetry/interval 72 # report every three days
The see the current configuration:
ceph telemetry status
Manually sending telemetry
To ad hoc send telemetry data:
ceph telemetry send
In case telemetry is not enabled (with 'ceph telemetry on'), you need to add '--license sharing-1-0' to 'ceph telemetry send' command.
Sending telemetry through a proxy
If the cluster cannot directly connect to the configured telemetry endpoint (default telemetry.ceph.com), you can configure a HTTP/HTTPS proxy server with:
ceph config set mgr mgr/telemetry/proxy https://10.0.0.1:8080
You can also include a user:pass if needed:
ceph config set mgr mgr/telemetry/proxy https://ceph:email@example.com:8080
Contact and Description
A contact and description can be added to the report. This is completely optional, and disabled by default.:
ceph config set mgr mgr/telemetry/contact 'John Doe <firstname.lastname@example.org>' ceph config set mgr mgr/telemetry/description 'My first Ceph cluster' ceph config set mgr mgr/telemetry/channel_ident true